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Old 2012-04-14, 05:23   Link #341
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Talisman? How about an Inception top?
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Old 2012-04-14, 12:03   Link #342
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Lovecraft had a particular style of writing.... so I'm curious as to how it translates.
It will be tedious at any rate....the guy uses pretty dull language and it's only his subject matter and themes that keep people reading...
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Old 2012-04-14, 12:33   Link #343
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It will be tedious at any rate....the guy uses pretty dull language and it's only his subject matter and themes that keep people reading...
I don't know about ... dull ... (unless you also think H.G. Wells, Burroughs, and Jules Verne were dull writers -- which means you just don't like the writing style of pulp fiction from the 19th and early 20th century?) but he was trying to describe the indescribable from the point of view of people slowing going insane.

The Haruhi series (original language) has some moments like that... but I'm just interested in looking some of the japanese language versions now and seeing what they're like.
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Old 2012-04-14, 13:11   Link #344
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I don't know about ... dull ... (unless you also think H.G. Wells, Burroughs, and Jules Verne were dull writers -- which means you just don't like the writing style of pulp fiction from the 19th and early 20th century?) but he was trying to describe the indescribable from the point of view of people slowing going insane....
I think there's a big difference between the prose of Lovecraft and of Wells or Burroughs. He really doesn't have much sense either of the rhythm of prose or of the appropriate level of detail in an exposition. He overdoes almost everything, and packs too many adjectives together in his long, wandering sentences. He's simply hard to read. His prose is more like a second-rate version of the 19th century Henry James than it is like a 20th century Burroughs. There's a reason he was so much less popular than Wells or Burroughs in his own time. But you make a good point about him trying to describe the indescribable. That's what's great about him.

On the other hand, the long complex sentences might sound normal in Japanese, lol.
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Old 2012-04-14, 13:20   Link #345
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I think there's a big difference between the prose of Lovecraft and of Wells or Burroughs. He really doesn't have much sense either of the rhythm of prose or of the appropriate level of detail in an exposition. He overdoes almost everything, and packs too many adjectives together in his long, wandering sentences. He's simply hard to read. His prose is more like a second-rate version of the 19th century Henry James than it is like a 20th century Burroughs. There's a reason he was so much less popular than Wells or Burroughs in his own time. But you make a good point about him trying to describe the indescribable. That's what's great about him.

On the other hand, the long complex sentences might sound normal in Japanese, lol.
Aye... its just that when I hear high school or college students complaining about 19th or early 20th C. literature --- it is generally always the same list of complaints no matter who the author is. It could be Lovecraft, Wells, Burroughs, or even Mark Twain or Joseph Conrad. They just find the general prose standards of the period to be a bit of an obstacle.
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Old 2012-04-14, 13:36   Link #346
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You're saying that he's in love with her?
He will be.
... or maybe he will simply loses all his sanity points, it can be argued that falling in love is a form of dementia (usually cured after long years of the therapy called "marriage", but on some rare cases it is an affliction for life).
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Old 2012-04-14, 19:28   Link #347
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now this is the third times this video have been posted here
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Old 2012-04-14, 19:33   Link #348
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now this is the third times this video have been posted here
Sorry, I didn't see it on the past page or so...
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Old 2012-04-14, 21:36   Link #349
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Wow! So many references!
What I caught:
- Kamen Rider Ichigo (first entrance pose)
- Kamen Rider Den-O ("from start to finish Climax State" and "Ore Sanjou")
- Kamen Rider Kabuto ("Clock-Up to gain speed" for cooking)
- Pokemon
- Kamen Rider Nigo (pose in bathroom)

Is there anything else I miss?
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Old 2012-04-14, 23:20   Link #350
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I don't know about ... dull ... (unless you also think H.G. Wells, Burroughs, and Jules Verne were dull writers -- which means you just don't like the writing style of pulp fiction from the 19th and early 20th century?) but he was trying to describe the indescribable from the point of view of people slowing going insane.

The Haruhi series (original language) has some moments like that... but I'm just interested in looking some of the japanese language versions now and seeing what they're like.
Wells and Jules Verne had particularly more vivid descriptions in their writing than Lovecraft.

When Lovecraft tries to do it in his Dream Cycle stories, they tend to become monotonous and rambling. I appreciate the intention behind it though and my imagination thus makes up for it.



I never read or touched Haruhi despite reading LNs for around 3 years + now so I wouldn't know.



No....I'm not a college student reading Lovecraft as part of a course....I'm just someone who loves eldritch unknowable horror

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You know, somehow hearing Norio Wakamoto do his thing... Fits. I always imagined Nyarly to be a large ham in some of its incarnations anyway.

Sanity save... FAILED DUE TO AWESOME.
How fitting considering he voiced Nyarlathotep's male form in Kishin Hishou Demonbane....
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Old 2012-04-15, 02:33   Link #351
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Is that really wakamoto or is that a sound alike?
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Old 2012-04-15, 03:20   Link #352
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Is that really wakamoto or is that a sound alike?
It really is him, lol.
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Old 2012-04-15, 05:13   Link #353
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I'm curious to see how this role affects Kana Asumi's career... seems like this is going to be one of those roles you would kill to have... and she must be having a lot of fun with it.

Vol 1 is still in the Amazon Top 20 (#16), looks like this is the real deal.. now all it has too do is spike the LN sales...

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About time this came out:

That's just.... MARVELOUS!!!
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Old 2012-04-15, 06:06   Link #354
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Old 2012-04-15, 08:02   Link #355
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Just managed to browse through the first episode. Silliest OP I have ever heard! I will never hum it in public places....

Huu! Nyaa! Huu! Nyaa! Huu! Nyaa! Huu! Let's go!

OTOH, I find the reference to Lovecraft's works quite contrasting : Lovecraft usually takes his works and put it through alot of mystery and fear, while this anime just takes it over the top with a twintail dojikko alien wearing zettai ryouiki.

Interestingly, the VAs of a certain set of black and white lolis retain their characteristics against each other. Brilliant.
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Old 2012-04-15, 13:28   Link #356
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I like the amount of fanart that I am finding already:

Cute fanart of Kuuko(NSFW ads)
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Old 2012-04-15, 23:46   Link #357
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remember guy, this is Nyaruko true face
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Old 2012-04-16, 00:19   Link #358
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So are they really monsters taking the form of moe girls? This series could be funny.
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Old 2012-04-16, 00:24   Link #359
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So are they really monsters taking the form of moe girls? This series could be funny.
One could argue that they're really moe girls who just happen to have monsters as alternate forms.
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Old 2012-04-16, 00:27   Link #360
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One could argue that they're really moe girls who just happen to have monsters as alternate forms.
That would be more fitting for this anime.
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